A replay: “Have you” questions to ask yourself

I was flipping through my copy of The Little BIG Things and came across the pages that this previous post was written about. I thought as we approach the end of the year holidays it would be a good time to replay this post from earlier this year. Appreciation goes a long way! I am …

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Work Anniversary Gifts Your Employees Will Appreciate

Today’s post is brought to you by my friends from SocialMonsters.org If you’re thinking of giving your employees a company-branded keychain for their anniversary, you might want to think again. Forty-seven percent of employees appreciate their employers more when they receive a good gift, according to Gyft, so it’s worth investing the time to choose …

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Do Service Awards Still Matter?

This is a sponsored blog post written by Jenny Watkins of the Terryberry Company.    I read an article the other day on service awards, and if I’m being honest, it kind of ticked me off.  The author starts out: “No worker has ever received an engraved plaque that read ‘Thanks for keeping your seat …

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Recognition Doesn’t Need to be Formal

  It is not very big news to report that employee’s like to be recognized and that recognition is important to retaining employees. It does shock me sometimes how many managers seem to forget that fact. As reported in Recognizing Employees Is Critical to Retention by Chad Brooks “A survey by OfficeTeam revealed that nearly …

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Good Retention Takes More Than Money

In a post at Compensation Cafe writer and strategist, Derek Irvine, talked about the importance of money in retaining good employees. He pointed out that while money is important to retention it is not the only thing that is important. In discussing a Wall Street Journal article Derek points out that recognition is also a …

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Home Depot Executive Provides Some Valuable HR Lessons

An executive from Home Depot was profiled in the Atlanta-Journal Constitution on October 9, 2011. Naturally being in Atlanta and HR I read the story with interest and I soon learned that this Home Depot executive provided some valuable HR lessons in his story. His name is Chris Waits and he has been recently promoted …

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HR Advice On the First Day of Fall

I have not done a “Five for Friday” in awhile, so here it it. I have selected five out standing blog posts that will provide you with HR advice on the first day of Fall. First up is Kris Dunn (@kris_dunn), The HR Capitalist. He writes about the Global Trend Voted Most Likely to Bite …

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